Born today, you don't always prioritize yourself or your affairs as you should, and as a result, you may often find yourself wishing you had done this or that or the other thing when you had the chance. What you don't realize, however, is that you can most often enjoy a second chance at a new endeavor -- or even a third or fourth! -- if you remain positive and open to the possibilities that swirl around you at all times of the day and night.
You must guard against fatigue; you tend to overwork, and you must always eat right, get at least a minimum of regular exercise and find a way to get the right amount of sleep each and every night. When you ignore your needs, you tend to feel the ill effects acutely and for quite a long time. You must learn to listen to those who care about you and who want you to be healthy and to excel.
Also born on this date are: John Schneider, actor; Robin Wright, actress; Felix Hernandez, baseball player; Patricia Arquette, actress; Betty Ford, U.S. first lady; John Havlicek, basketball player; Catfish Hunter, baseball player.
FRIDAY, APRIL 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A certain task is going to require more work than expected today. A friend seeks you out to find out just what's going on between you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The excellent work you've been doing lately will get you noticed, but you hope today offers a temporary respite -- and it may well do just that.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to repeat yourself today just to make yourself understood. You're not doing anything wrong, but your message must be received.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It may be up to you today to clear a path for someone who simply will not be stopped. Ultimately, his or her efforts will benefit you as well.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Pay attention to what you discover online today, as it's likely to help you with an issue you will face at home in just a few days' time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's a good time to give yourself a rest from the kinds of things that have demanded so much of you lately. Treat yourself to something fun.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- What you are able to accomplish today depends in large part upon whom you are trying to satisfy and what you are able to prove.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're likely to receive some of the favors for which you've recently asked -- but not all of them. One in particular leaves you discouraged.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You mustn't compare yourself to those who have been at it for much longer than you have; instead, learn from how they do what they do!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Any attempt to shirk your responsibilities today or to pass them off to others -- no matter the reason -- will reflect poorly on you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- An issue that you have to deal with in some measure today is likely to vanish before you can address it. Expect it to resurface, however.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A simple change of scenery can do wonders for your mood -- and your willingness to work on something you've been putting off for far too long.